Airline tickets are one of the biggest expenses when it comes to travel, so saving money on airplanes means taking more trips. This article is going to give you some insider secrets to booking cheap airfare.
Let’s start with some quickhits
Always book using an incognito or private web browser, without this, cookies can make flight prices increase if you search them often.
The best and most reliable search engines are Google flights and kaya
There’s no best time of the day to book flights it’s all random. I find the method of booking on a Tuesday to be false but flying on Tuesdays or on weekdays is always cheaper.
Avoid weekends and holidaysif possible booking
A round-trip ticket is often times more expensive than booking separate legs
Use flight points on creditcards to save big
In general, South America, Oceania, and Africa are very hard to score cheap deals compared to Europe, Asia, and the US.
Lastly, the most important quick tip is to be flexible all the secrets I’m about to tell you only apply to flexible travelers.
Insider Secrets to Booking Cheap Airfare
Book Separate Legs inLayover Cities
If you are already flying somewhere where there is a transfer then book two separate legs and enjoy a short stay in the city. This is also a great way to break up long travel days and see new places. Never book a short layover of fewer than six hours in case your first flight is delayed. For example, if you want to fly from Manila toNew York City and you see that you must connect in either Seoul or Tokyo if you book a budget airline like Cebu Pacific from Manila to Seoul and then Seoul toNew York City on Korean air you will save some money as opposed to booking both airline tickets on one reservation and one airline.
Utilize Budget Airlines
If you really want to fly for cheap it’s mandatory to use budget airlines but many times they don’t show up on major search engines so you have to book on their individual sites. Budget airlines are mostly used in Europe, Asia, and Australia and less common in the Americas. In Africa, before
Look for Alternate Citiesand Airports to Book
This tip works best for Europe and the US since so many major cities are close in proximity. Instead of looking at the most convenient Airport to fly out of, check other cities and airports nearby.
By using these tips I can guarantee that you will find cheaper flights in the future.…Read More